How the heck do you kill the Giant Lord?

#1SeraphLancePosted 3/22/2014 9:36:47 AM
I'm a hexer, so I'd prefer to fight him at range. However, whether I try to close in or nuke him from afar, I keep getting OHKOd by the fire catapults. Am I missing something?
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#2xlinerPosted 3/22/2014 9:37:56 AM
Try confidence and then stabbing in the back
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#3SeraphLance(Topic Creator)Posted 3/22/2014 9:39:51 AM
xliner posted...
Try confidence and then stabbing in the back


Try getting within 50 feet of him. Seriously, the moment the boss fight "starts" and his HP pops up, I'm hit by fireballs within 2-3 seconds. Is there some way to halt the fire? Because I don't see how this is feasible without a gyrm greatshield or something.
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#4HiimCyrusPosted 3/22/2014 9:40:38 AM
SeraphLance posted...
I'm a hexer, so I'd prefer to fight him at range. However, whether I try to close in or nuke him from afar, I keep getting OHKOd by the fire catapults. Am I missing something?


If you're a hexer, buy dark weapon or resonant weapon. Upgrade a sword you like and infuse it with dark, and cast dark weapon/resonant weapon and summon the guy with the MLGS, he helped a lot more than the other guy for me
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#5alucard138Posted 3/22/2014 9:41:01 AM
Yeah, you're missing what most people miss. Get on the platform to your left right before him. The catapults don't hit there. Cast one spell and wait for his swing warm up. Dodge and repeat. You shouldn't even get hit.
#6Lord VivecPosted 3/22/2014 9:41:24 AM
Why don't you try using it then. Also, why don't you use google first before posting here. If you post something that anyone can find within 3 seconds you aren't going to get many serious responses.
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#7BurnsDepartmentPosted 3/22/2014 9:42:44 AM
Close in further. It's so slow and telegraphed, you should get enough time to hex between hits.

Or you could probably stab it to death with base stats, as it's the epitome of the DkS2 easy boss formula.
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#8xlinerPosted 3/22/2014 9:42:45 AM
First, wait for the 2 flame barrages to come down, then haul ass to the right side, but not too far as to start the fight.
Try to get close and cast AoE spells if you have them, or souls greatsword or something.
Giant Lord is much tougher than the Last Giant, but that's basically it.
Do what you did to the Last Giant.
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#9BurnsDepartmentPosted 3/22/2014 9:50:32 AM
SeraphLance posted...
xliner posted...
Try confidence and then stabbing in the back


Try getting within 50 feet of him. Seriously, the moment the boss fight "starts" and his HP pops up, I'm hit by fireballs within 2-3 seconds. Is there some way to halt the fire? Because I don't see how this is feasible without a gyrm greatshield or something.


Wait for the fireballs to hit and run right up to it. You don't need any shield: it's incredibly slow and telegraphed, with any long range attacks even more so. Anything that will counter a hit-and-run strategy can be seen coming a mile off and rolled.
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#10SeraphLance(Topic Creator)Posted 3/22/2014 9:55:56 AM
I don't have any problem with the boss proper whatsoever. Hell, in the three times I've tried, he's only attacked me once before the fireballs kill me.

Also:
Lord Vivec posted...
Why don't you try using it then. Also, why don't you use google first before posting here. If you post something that anyone can find within 3 seconds you aren't going to get many serious responses.


There is literally zero mention of the fire in every single topic on this boss fight between both this and the other board on the game. You don't have a ****ing clue what you're talking about.

xliner posted...
First, wait for the 2 flame barrages to come down, then haul ass to the right side, but not too far as to start the fight.
Try to get close and cast AoE spells if you have them, or souls greatsword or something.
Giant Lord is much tougher than the Last Giant, but that's basically it.
Do what you did to the Last Giant.


Once the boss "shows up" or when the head rolls down (not sure which triggers it), the firebombs multiply to be a LOT more than two waves, and hit at least 4 places by my count. Is the right side a safe zone? I can try that.

alucard138 posted...
Yeah, you're missing what most people miss. Get on the platform to your left right before him. The catapults don't hit there. Cast one spell and wait for his swing warm up. Dodge and repeat. You shouldn't even get hit.


The platform to the left? I'll give it a shot.
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